Brazil the Cup

Copa do Brasil. So, Brazil had a national cup tournament – on top of everything else. Gremio and Sport reached the final. The first leg in Recife ended scoreless 0-0. In Porto Alegre the hosts managed to extract victory: 2-1.
Sport (Recife) tried hard to win a trophy, but it was not their year… relegation to second level and no remedy with a cup.
Gremio (Porto Alegre) kept strong position in Brazilian football – they were unable to reach the championship final, but still won the Cup.
Well done, but it was somewhat of a last hurrah of a fading team – there best years were already in the past, the current squad was not that great. Still capable of winning, though.